Housing and Character

Neighbourhood character 

Nillumbik Shire Council developed the Residential Design Guidelines as part of the implementation of the Nillumbik Neighbourhood Character Study.

The Study identified 18 Character Precincts in the residential areas of the Shire, each having a Preferred Future Character statement and Design Guidelines. The Residential Design Guidelines provide further detailed design advice which is relevant for planning applications.

Please refer to the Neighbourhood Character Precinct brochure for your area to determine the Character Area Type in which your site is located.   


Nillumbik Shire Council has completed the living in Nillumbik: Designing our Future project which included the development of the Nillumbik Housing Strategy 2001 and the Neighbourhood Character Study Residential Guidelines 2001.